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CLASSIC 1970 Opel GT over $12,000 spent restoring receipts available.

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Opel
  • Model: 1900
  • SubModel: GT
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: GT
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 51423
  • VIN: 941953692
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 1900
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Location: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Description

1970 Opel 1900 GT restored. I used to own an Opel GT in my youth and now in my senior years I spent 5 years looking on and off for the best Opel GT I could find. Two years ago I found this Opel GT which was an original Texas car and never was subject to snow, ice or any corrosive salts. I purchased this car in Nov, 2017 and used it briefly before I had it stored for the winter. In 2018 I underwent 3 total hip replacements and unfortunately one of these operations left me with a paralyzed right foot, I can no longer drive this standard shift car due to my paralyzed right foot and must sell it.Opel GT's were manufactured in Germany from 1969-1974. They were sold as a GM vehicle and sold through Buick dealers. Only a limited number of these cars still exist and Classic Car followers state this is a "sleeper" in terms of increased sales value. These cars allow a buyer to enter the Classic Car market with a low investment which should only increase with time. The buyer can use this car as a daily driver or enter many Classic Car shows or "Cruise Nights". The car allows for great driving with it's light weight and superb handling. Due to the beautiful design of this car, the car is a definite head turner and the owner will always be complimented and asked many questions.There are only 51,000 original miles and over $12,000 has been spent in the restoration of this vehicle. Receipts are available.
Following is a list restoration items:$5,500 was spent on preparing the body and painting the can in Sunburst Yellow with performance clear coat.NEW CLUTCH (less than 20 miles on it)Complete NEW INTERIORNew seats and new original covers hand made in GermanyNew headlinerNew door panelsNew carpetNew rear package trayNew vinyl rear wheel hump coversNew rear view mirror, shift boot and dash capNew side sport mirrorsNEW WINDSHIELD with new rubber and chrome trimWINDOWS have all new felt channeling, new rubber and new chromeNew seat belts including 3 point driver's sideNew stainless steel battery mounting plateNew BATTERYNew fuel sending unit, fuel tank in excellent conditionNew black rear and side window louvresNew wheel alignment
COMPLETE NEW HEATING SYSTEM: new heater box, heater control panel, heater fan motor and hoses
COMPLETE NEW BRAKE SYSTEM: new master cylinder, calipers, rotors, drums, shoes, clips, hoses and 9" booster
Additional new items: Front and rear bumper pads, lenses, bulbs, lug nuts, "Z" badge on hood, rear GM 1900 emblems,GT Black vinyl side stripes, fuel filter, fuel lines, air filter, spark plugs, etc.
Included are the following manuals:Original BUICK OPEL GT owner's manualOpel GT owner's workshop manualOpel GT Service/Shop manualOpel GT Source Catalog-Opel GT Source is a company that offers a complete parts list for repair or replacement. Close to 100% of all parts are available. They are also offering select fiberglass body panels. This company also provides excellent tips and guides to assist the owner to complete all types of repairs.The only work that the new owner should address is parking brake adjustment, signal light repair and idle adjustment ofWeber Carburetor.There is not a radio installed. I have two original radios but I was looking to update the radio with a newer version.I also have many assorted parts that will be included.Miscellaneous specs:1.9 Liter engine with a four speed gearbox. The Opel GT was configured with a steel unibody chassis. The front suspension iscomprised of double A-arms and transverse leaf springs, while the rear is comprised of coil springs and a live axle. Disc brakesare found in the front and drums in the rear.
I have additional photographs that are available. FYI: I had this car shipped in an enclosed carrier from Fort Worth, Texas toFairfield, CT for a price of $1,100.

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